WOW Southbank Festival

Posted by Zoe Fletcher on Thursday, March 20, 2014

If you didn't get a chance to attend the Women of the World festival at the Southbank Centre a couple of weekends ago, then this film of the segment 'Louboutins and Landfill' should definitely be watched.
It is a fantastic discussion with a great variety of highly skilled practitioners, academics, designers and business women, coming together to discuss the possibilities, necessities and global system changes needed to "Design future visions".

This exciting lecture talks about:

- Exploring ideas of how we might live in the future
- Consumption
- Supply change transparence
- Workers rights
- Materials and material culture
- Globalisation vs Localism

"You have to be prepared to unthink the things you think are just the way it is"
Kate Fletcher.


Zoe Grace Fletcher Currently undertaking a PhD at Manchester Metropolitan University within the MIRIAD post-graduate department, I am beginning a practice based academic journey into British wool fibres and new technologies within knitwear design. Graduating with Distinction from a Masters in Fashion and the Environment at London College of Fashion, specialising in hand-knitting and the British Wool Industry, I have worked on a number of knitwear collections (personal and external companies), whilst freelancing and researching for a number of exciting projects. My work revolves around the idea of sustainable fashion from a knitted perspective and the different ways to achieve this incorporating the ideas of slow fashion into mainstream society. I love knitting. And wool. And double sided sticky tape.
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